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Chickpea Flour Pizza (Gluten-free)

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Chickpea Flour Pizza

Do you like pizza?

Do you want a healthy, gluten free, low carb pizza that’s ready in minutes?

Then keep reading!

Pizza is one of mine and my husband’s guilty pleasures and we love ordering one on a Friday night in. Relaxing on the sofa with a good TV show or movie and a cheesy, warm (usually tuna) pizza! But this only happens on rare occasions since one slice of pizza usually adds up to anywhere between 100-250 calories and if we’re ordering pizza the chances are I won’t stop at just one or two, or even three slices! So to make sure we don’t feel like we’re missing out, I make my own, healthified (if that’s even a word?) version.

chickpea flour pizza

chickpea flour pizza

The toppings change each time depending on what we fancy or what there is available in the fridge but the base is always the same. High in protein, lower in carbs, gluten free and is ready in minutes! No waiting around for the dough to rise or double in size…just quick and easy.

For the gluten-free base, I’m using chickpea (gram) flour, salt and water…that’s it! All you have to do is mix, cook it in a skillet/frying pan like you would a pancake, then add on your toppings of choice. I know pizza is known as a ‘fast food’, but if that’s the case then this pizza should be defined as ‘faster than fast food’! it takes a fraction of the time a normal pizza would take to make and it’s healthy. You can’t beat that!


Like I said, I do like to order the odd takeaway pizza every now and then, but when you have a craving for pizza and you’re:

  1. On a tight budget,
  2. Want to enjoy pizza without guilt or ruining your diet,
  3. You don’t want to wait for a pizza to be baked and delivered and want it right now,
  4. Or want to eat pizza often without gaining weight or affecting your health.

Then this is the pizza for you!

I’m making two different versions – a vegetarian one and a tuna one. I usually make the tuna one as the hubby is a big fan and he requests it often. You can easily make this chickpea flour pizza vegan by leaving out the cheese and just using the tomato sauce and veggies. 

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Chickpea Flour Pizza (Gluten-free)
Serves 2
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For the Chickpea Base
  1. 2/3 cup (105g) chickpea (gram) flour
  2. 1/4 tsp salt
  3. 1/2 cup (100ml) filtered water
  4. For the Tomato and Oregano Sauce
  5. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  6. 1 tsp oregano
  7. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. 2-3 tbsp water (depending on how thick you like it)
  1. Grilled vegetable pizza - grilled red pepper, courgette, red onion, baby tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. Tuna pizza - 1 (160g) can tuna, red onion, sweetcorn and shredded cheddar cheese.
To make the base
  1. Sift the chickpea flour into a bowl, mix in the salt then pour in the water. Mix until well combined
  2. In a frying pan, heat a little bit of oil over a medium heat then pour in the batter. Roll the frying pan to spread the batter evenly or use a spatula.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip then cook for a further 1 minute.
To make the sauce
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the tomato paste, water, oregano, garlic powder and salt.
  2. Once the base is ready, spread the tomato sauce on top leaving the edges clear.
  3. Arrange the grilled vegetables (or tuna, red onion and sweetcorn) on top then sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake under the grill for a few minutes, just until the cheese melts
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Comments 25

    1. Cauliflower pizza can be a little time consuming. I love making this chickpea flour base because it’s so quick and easy to make πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Gayle πŸ˜€ I make it so often because it’s so easy and quick to make πŸ™‚ I hope you do try it!

  1. This pizza looks AMAZING!!!!! Wow Nadia! I could eat the whole of it right now, and I’ve already eaten dinner. The chickpea flour base sounds incredible! I definitely need to try this πŸ™‚

    1. Chickpea flour is an amazing ingredient and very underrated! I’m experimenting with it more recently so hopefully will be sharing more chickpea flour recipes soon πŸ™‚

  2. This pizza looks yummy, can’t wait to try it! It’s kind of funny, my name is Nadia too and your blog has the kind of recipes I’m interested in. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  3. Writing between bites of this AWESOME Pizza! TY for this one! Have been missing my “junk” and while nothing unhealthy on it, at least I get the illusion of cheating. LOL

  4. Tried your recipe but it just stuck to the pan even though I used plenty of oil. Tried it twice with the same result .hard to turn without destroying it. But it was quick to make .
    Any suggestions?

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      Did you use a non-stick pan? If so I honestly don’t know why it would stick. I use this recipe all the time and many have told me it worked for them.

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